Emily L.R. Wilson

Top rated Family Law attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
Emily L.R. Wilson
Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2012

Education: New York Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
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Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC

725 Heartland Trail
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717 Visit website


Emily L.R. Wilson is a shareholder and attorney with Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than ten years of experience, Ms. Wilson devotes her practice solely to family law. She provides exceptional counsel and support to clients, throughout Southern Wisconsin, who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence matters (Emily's specialization)
  • Child custody and placement
  • High net worth divorces and business divorces
  • Guardianships
  • Restraining orders
  • Termination of parental rights and adoptions
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Military divorce
  • Pre- and postnuptial agreements
  • Interstate disputes and abductions
  • Alimony and maintenance
  • LGBTQIA+ family conflicts

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Wilson has achieved a long record of securing the successful outcomes her clients expect and deserve, as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity along with her unwavering dedication to her clients' needs and goals.

Honored for her remarkable professionalism, Ms. Wilson has earned a Top 10 Under 40 ranking from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and a Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 ranking from the American Society of Legal Advocates. She also holds a Lead Counsel designation, and she has received many other accolades and endorsements from her peers.

A selfless attorney, Ms. Wilson regularly volunteers her time and services to those less fortunate in her community, and she has received multiple Pro Bono Honor Society awards from the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission. She has also received "Superb" ratings on Avvo.com, as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ms. Wilson obtained her Juris Doctor from The City University of New York School of Law, in 2011. She is an active member of the Dane County Bar Association and the Sauk County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations, and she serves as mediator with the Dane County Bar Association's Case Mediation Program.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2012, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://kwvfamilylaw.com/our-people/emily-wilson/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, English Literature
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Attorney, Sunshine Legal Clinic, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney, Family Law Assistance Center, 2017
  • Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel Rated Attorney, https://www.leadcounsel.org/attorney/emilywilson, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Mediator, Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program, 2019
  • Member, Children and the Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2019
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association Delivery of Legal Services Committee, 2016
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section, 2012
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association, 2012

Office location for Emily L.R. Wilson

725 Heartland Trail
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717

Phone: 608-709-5000


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

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